Sims Group / S3 Interactive Ltd

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Sims Group UK Limited of S3 Interactive Limited.

Affected market: Refurbishment and recovery of mobile phone handsets

No. ME/5231/11

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition of S3 Interactive Limited by Sims Group UK Limited does not qualify for investigation under the mergers provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 (the Act), because neither the UK turnover test nor the share of supply test in section 23 of the Act is met. A relevant merger situation has, therefore, not been created.

Published 15 November 2011